HRT F1 Team, Hispania Racing looking forward to home Grand Prix
Sunday, May 02, 2010 - Hispania Racing (HRT F1 Team), the newest F1 team in the paddock, acquired by Jose Ramon Carabante in February and led by team principal Dr Colin Kolles and the only Spanish team in the paddock,
heads to its home Grand Prix for the fifth round of the FIA Formula One World Championship at the Montmelo Circuit on May 7-9.
It is the next challenge for the young team that comes three weeks after it achieved another of its goals of completing a two-car finish in its fourth race weekend in China. Unlike the other teams, the two Hispania Racing cars were not able to participate in pre-season testing.
Team Principal Dr Colin Kolles comments: "We reached our next goal with our two cars making it to the finish again in China on our fourth ever race weekend. We have used the time since China to work on the car and to introduce new parts. We hope to understand the car better and need to improve the performance as well as hit a new target and finish again with both cars."
Karun Chandhok comments: "I am looking forward to racing again after the extended break. I really enjoy driving here as the circuit is a real challenge with a complete mix of high speed and slower technical sections. Unlike the other teams we did not have a chance to test the car in the pre- season but we have couple of updates for the car this weekend that should give us a clearer picture for the season ahead. The team is highly motivated for our home race and together we are looking forward to developing the car for the rest of the season. "
Bruno Senna comments: "I'm looking forward to the Spanish Grand Prix. Barcelona is one of my favorite tracks and I have a good record on it and good memories. I completed my first F1 test here with Honda. And prior to that, every time I raced in Montmelo, I won or I was on the podium. I am certain that I will enjoy Barcelona again although it is a very physical track with high speed corners where it is hard to find the perfect lap. The newly introduced last chicane is also very technical. So let's build on our past results."